Churches organise special service to honour fathers

Churches organise special service to honour fathers
Correspondent Kohima/Dimapur, Jun 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/16/2019 11:27:05 AM IST

International Father's Day was observed by various churches in the State on Sunday by paying tribute to the unconditional love and support he provides to the whole family especially his children.

Every year on June 16, Father's Day is observed to the fathers by paying tribute to their courage in addition to promoting responsible fatherhood. Following are the reports. 

 CBCK: Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima (CBCK) celebrated Father’s Day at the church premises under the theme “Biblical fatherhood”.  

Speaking on the occasion, Rev. P. Bonny Resii, former general secretary Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, called upon the fathers to give priority to God, family and work. He also asked them to frame a clear vision for a healthy and progressive family. Urging them to lead the family in the right perspective, he said “We must be what we want our children to be.”

He also told them to maintain a sense of love, care and dignity of the family.

To the children, he called upon them to respect their parents, reminding them that, “It would not go in vain. You will receive abundant blessings.”

Women ministry of CBCK presented  gifts to all the fathers present on the occasion.

Earlier, the morning service was led by Rev. Vezopa Rhakho while Rev. Dr. Kevekhalo Lasuh pronounced pastoral prayer. Cornerstone choir and church workers presented special numbers.

Later, Kethovino Rhakho spoke at the evening service.

PBCK:  Poumai Baptist church Kohima (PBCK) also celebrated father’s day at its church midland Kohima with TCGH warden-cum-Sunday school superintendent K. Poune as the speaker.

On the occasion, Poune encouraged father to be a God fearing, and reminded that a father should be a role for his children and that one should live prayerfully.

Special prayer for the fathers was offered by Sangla ex-women secretary. Special songs dedicating to the fathers were presented by BYF, Sunday school children, Pangaolou and Veivanai. On the occasion all the fathers of the church members were honoured with gifts.     

KBCK: On the occasion, Konyak Baptist Church Kohima (KBCK) honoured the fathers by presenting gifts and with special prayer. 

KBCK pastor H. Moba reminded the fathers, of their role and responsibility reminding them that they represent God in the Family. 

He said as head of the family, father should be able to solve any problem that arises within the family. 

ZTSBC: Zunheboto Town Sumi Baptist Church (ZTSBC) SBAK-Aizuto organised a special “Father’s Day” programme at the church devotional hall.  

A press release from ZTSBC media supervisor, Bombo K. Yeptho stated that, Holy word of God was delivered by Tovini Awomi women leader where she encouraged all the fathers to stand strong and lead forth their family. She also exhorted them to accept Jesus Christ as their saviour to be a good father and lead the family forward.  

Special prayer for all the fathers was offered by Aketo Yeptho youth leader and special gifts were distributed to all the fathers. More than 3500 people attended the special service.  

EIS, Dimapur: Euro International School (EIS), Dimapur celebrated the day at the Rotary Club premises with the fathers of the school children, on the theme, “Health & fitness”. 

A press release from EIS principal, Sandeep K. Jain stated that, a special awareness session on the ill effects of tobacco products was also organised with Dr. C Tetso (program officer of National Tobacco Control Programme) as the resource person. Dr. Tetso spoke about the various effects of tobacco products and also motivated the audience to get rid of the habit.

The programme started with a visual session where they were shown some father's day special videos dedicated to them, followed by a special Zumba and Yoga session.

Apart from some fitness games, the fathers also participated enthusiastically in the “fruit cocktail/decoration” competition. 

KLBC: Kohima Liangmai Baptist Church (KLBC) celebrated the 95th Father's Day at its church premises. 

A press release from KLBC media cell, Rutmakbo stated that, speaker Liangmai Baptist Churches Women president, Akengiu spoke on the role and responsibilities of a father. 

TOAH-DCC: Tribal Old Age Home-cum-Day Care Centre (TOAH-DCC) celebrated “Father's Day” on the theme, “Heart of the father” with Moasenla Aier as the speaker. Achila, Y.Sentila and friend's, Wabong and friends and Hyoyeon Park and co. blessed the fathers with beautiful songs. Presentation to the fathers and prayer was conducted by Yala Jamir. 

SXCC Kidima: St Xavier Catholic Church (SXCC) Kidima under diocese of Kohima celebrated Holy Trinity -cum-Fathers’ Day 2019, where Rev. Fr. Siby John, parish priest was the main celebrant at church premises. 

A press release from SXCC Kidima stated that, Rev. Fr. Siby John asked the faithful to remember God the Father and be more responsible and good father for the family. 

Parish priest explained that father was the philosopher, leader, teacher, catechism for faith at home. Children, mothers and Franciscan Sisters of Saint Mary of the Angels also joined the liturgical feast of Holy Trinity and father day celebration with the Eucharist.

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